Dr. Muhammad Usman Askari

Dr. Muhammad Usman Askari

Dr. Muhammad Usman Askari

Assistant Professor

usman.askari@ucp.edu.pk
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Dr. Muhammad Usman Askari is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Uuniversity of Central Punjab. Prior to it, he served, for almost a decade, at different teaching and administrative positions at University of Management and Technology, Lahore. Before joining academia, he served for several years in leading national newspapers including Daily Jang and Daily Express. He obtained his PhD in International Relations from University of the Punjab, Lahore. He is the gold medallist in Masters in International Relations and distinction holder in MPhil Political Science. He holds Masters in English Literature as well. He has won the Best Teachers’ Award from UMT in 2020.

Teaching Areas:

Dr. Askari has taught courses (graduate and postgraduate levels) on a wide range of topics including International Relations Theories, Foreign Policy Analysis, Cyber-Security, Intelligence and National Security, Strategic Studies, Maritimes Affairs, Ancient and Modern Political Thoughts, Constitutional Law and other areas of Political Science and International Relations.

Research Interests:

Dr. Askari’s research has been based on the theoretical viewpoints of big Powers Rivalry with more focus on Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea, Geo-political ddynamics in Indian Ocean, Blue Economy, Maritime’s affaires, New Great Game, Naval Doctrines, Hybrid warfare, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security.

His research often addresses questions related to security issues of South Asia, East Asia and Indo-Pacific regions. He is currently writing a book on the South China Sea Dispute. He supervises thesis in the security and strategic domains of International Security and welcomes only serious students as supervisees.

PhD International Relations University of the Punjab, Lahore 2020
M.Phil Political Science University of the Punjab, Lahore 2013
MastersInternational Relations University of the Punjab, Lahore 2010
Assistant Professor University of Central Punjab2021-Onwards
Assistant Professor University of Management and Technology, Lahore 2020-2021
Lecturer University of Management and Technology, Lahore 2012-2019
1Paper on “China’s Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea: A Prologue from Past to Present” published in Journal of Research Society of Pakistan
2Paper on Vietnam and Philippines’ Hedging against China in the South China Sea: Economic and Security Perspectives published in Pakistan Journal of Social Research
3Paper on “Blue Economy of Pakistan: Challenges and Prospects published in Journal of the Punjab University Historical Society
4Paper on “The US Asia Pacific Policy and Regional Response” published in the jjournal of Pakistan Vision
5Paper on “Sino-US Rivalry in the South China Sea: A Hegemonic Stability Theory Perspective” published in the Journal of Politics and International Studies
6Paper on Strategic Maritime Environment in the Indian Ocean: Challenges and Opportunities for Pakistan published in the Jjournal of Politics and International Studies
7Paper on “Foucauldian Panopticon: A Model for the US Cyber Surveillance published in the Journal of Political Studies
8Paper on Significance of Soft Power for Pursuing Foreign Policy Objectives published in Journal of Indian Studies
9Paper on China’s Growing Assertiveness in the South China Sea: A Realist Perspective published in journal of Research Society of Pakistan
10Paper on Symbolic Representation of Women on Literary Landscape: Textual Analysis of the play 'Black is My Robe' is published in the Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Askari.Usman(2012). Pak-India Water Politics: A Prologue to Past in Khalid.Iram (Ed.)Pakistan Foreign Policy.Lahore.Kitab Vadee

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